We are passionate about giving back to those who are directly associated with the designs that we are celebrating through our products. That's why for every product we sell, we pass a proportion of the profit to the military and preservation charities, in an effort to thank them for the tremendous work they do to support the people and machines that we seek to commemorate through our products.
When we set out to establish our company, Icarus Originals, we were keen to ensure that the enterprise should not only produce fantastic products but would also give something back.
To that end, we donate a proportion of our profits to the charitable organisations which are both linked to our stories as we want to support the tremendous work they achieve in the wider society.
Currently, our product set is supporting Blind Veterans UK and the Panavia Tornado Preservation Group.
Please see below to learn more about our connections to these charitable organisations, why we support them and the great work that they do.
Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK are there to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss.
The charity helps blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.
Blind Veterans UK gives veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.
The charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.
“After losing my sight whilst serving in the Royal Navy, I have found Blind Veterans UK to be a great support and subsequently I came to learn of the tremendous work that they have done for the wider veteran community. I have found them to be a great support when launching my company and I am therefore honoured to be able to say that part of what we do as a company filters back into helping the veteran community.”
Lt Alan Lock RN (Rtd)
Panavia Tornado Preservation Group
The Panavia Tornado Preservation Group was established in 2015 to ensure that examples of the Tornado aircraft are preserved after the type is retired from active service.
The charitable aims of the Panavia Tornado preservation Group (PTPG) are:
~ To advance the education of the public in the operational/engineering aspects of the Panavia Tornado aircraft and its place in UK aviation history through the provision of a museum for its display and to exhibit documents, items, artefacts and other materials related to the Tornado; and
~ To preserve and protect the Panavia Tornado aircraft for the benefit of the public.